Past Inductees

Members of the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame

2017 Albert Falkenhainer
ALBERT FALKENHAINER (2017)
Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company
Bob Jester - 2010
BOB JESTER (2010)
Independent Agent - Jester Insurance Services
Bob Skow - 2007
BOB SKOW (2007)
CEO - Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa
BRUCE G. KELLEY (2015)
President and CEO - EMC Insurance Group
C. Ben Condon - 2003
C. BEN CONDON (2003)
Retired Chairman - LaMair-Mulock-Condon
Carla Mehus - 1999
CARLA MEHUS (1999)
Vice President - Wellmark Actuarial Services
Charles R. Fischer - 2011
CHARLES R. FISCHER (2011)
Iowa Insurance Commissioner 1939-1947 & 1949-1955
Clarence C. Hoffman - 2004
CLARENCE C. HOFFMAN (2004)
Independent Insurance Agent - Charter Oak Iowa
CLARK E. BENING (2013)
Bening Financial Organization
Cleo F. Edwards - 2008
CLEO F. EDWARDS (2008)
Life insurance salesman
Dan Agnew - 2009
DAN AGNEW (2009)
President - Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
2016 Dana Ramundt
DANA RAMUNDT (2016)
The Dana Company
2017 Dan Molyneaux
DANIEL A. MOLYNEAUX (2017)
Molyneaux Insurance Inc.
David J. Noble - 2004
DAVID J. NOBLE (2004)
Chairman - American Equity Investment Life Holding Company
Dean A. Mitchell - 1998
DEAN A. MITCHELL (1998)
Retired Executive VP of Farm Bureau Financial Services
Dean Brooks - 2007
DEAN E. BROOKS (2007)
Iowa Manager - State Auto Insurance Companies
Donald J. Shepard - 2009
DONALD J SHEPARD (2009)
Retired CEO - AEGON N.V. - Cedar Rapids
DUANE MONSON (2018)
Retired County Mutual Manager and Independent Agent
Edward A. Temple - 1998
EDWARD A. TEMPLE (1998)
Founder of Principal Financial Group
Edwin H. "Hub" Mulock - 2006
EDWIN H. "HUB" MULOCK (2006)
Chairman of the Board - LaMair-Mulock-Condon
Elmer H. Warner - 2000
ELMER H. WARNER (2000)
Founder - Merchants Bonding Company
Emmett J. Vaughan - 1997
EMMETT J. VAUGHAN (1997)
Insurance Education - University of Iowa
F. M. Hubbell - 1997
F. M. HUBBELL (1997)
Founder of Equitable Life of Iowa
FRED HUBBELL (2019)
Chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
FREDERICK A. SCHIEK (2012)
Retired Chairman - EMC Companies - Des Moines Iowa
G. DAVID HURD (2000)
Chairman Emeritus Principal Financial Group
Gaylord Wooge
GAYLORD WOOGE (2021)
Insurance Agents - Farm and City Insurance Services
George H. Olmsted - 1997
GEORGE H. OLMSTED (1997)
Chairman and CEO Hawkeye-Security Group
George W. Kochheiser - 2009
GEORGE W. KOCHHEISER (2009)
Retired President - EMC Insurance
Gerald M. Kirke -2008
GERALD M. KIRKE (2008)
Co-founded Kirke-Van Orsdel
GERARD S. NOLLEN (2012)
Former President of Bankers Life of Iowa - Des Moines Iowa
Gov. Robert Ray - 1999
GOV. ROBERT RAY (1999)
CEO Life Investors - also Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Graham Cook - 2010
GRAHAM J. COOK (2010)
President and CEO - Homesteaders Life Company
Harry F. Gross - 1997
HARRY F. GROSS (1997)
Former Chairman of Iowa Mutual Tornado Association
HENRY S. NOLLEN (2012)
Former President Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa - Des Moines Iowa
Herbert Anderson - 1997
HERBERT ANDERSON (1997)
Iowa Insurance Commissioner from 1971 to 1979
Howard H. "Red" Nelson - 1997
HOWARD H. “RED” NELSON (1997)
Founder of Council Bluffs based Redland and Associates
HOWARD OMDAHL (2019)
District Director - Big I
2017 J. Barry Griswell
J. BARRY GRISWELL (2017)
Retired President - Principal Financial Group
J. DOUGLAS REICHARDT (2014)
Retired Chairman - Holmes Murphy and Associates
J. Raymond Murphy, Jr. - 2001
J. RAYMOND MURPHY, JR. (2001)
Co-Founder of Holmes - Murphy & Associates
J. Scott McIntyre, Jr. - 2006
J. SCOTT MCINTYRE, JR. (2006)
Chairman of the Board - United Fire Group Cedar Rapids
James B. West - 2002
JAMES B. WEST (2002)
Attorney - Nymaster Goode Law Firm
James D. Kirkpatrick - 2011
JAMES D. KIRKPATRICK (2011)
Retired President - Allied Insurance Group
2017 Jamie Krist
JAMES E. KRIST (2017)
The Krist Insurance Group of Iowa
2018 James Luhrs
JAMES E. LUHRS (2018)
Retired Chairman of the Board - The Equitable of Iowa
2016 James R. Mumford
JAMES R. MUMFORD (2016)
Insurance Executive and Regulator
JAMES T. SHARP (2015)
President Mill Owners Mutual Fire Insurance Company
James W. Hubbell, Jr. - 2006
JAMES W. HUBBELL, JR (2006)
Retired Chairman of the Board - Equitable Life Insurance Co. of Iowa
JENNIE L. LEGATES (2015)
Manager of Market Intelligence - Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
Jesse A. Patton - 2005
JESSE A. PATTON (2005)
President - Associations Marketing Group
2016 JoAnn Rumelhart
JOANN RUMELHART (2016)
FBL Financial Group
John A. Gunn - 2007
JOHN A. GUNN (2007)
Founder & Chairman of the Board of Employers Mutual Casualty Company
JOHN A. PAUL (2021)
Claims Adjustor & Inspector & Underwriter & President and Treasurer - Western Iowa Mutual in Council Bluffs
JOHN EVANS (2014)
President of the Iowa Association of Mutual Insurance Associations
2017 John Forsyth
JOHN FORSYTH (2017)
Chairman and CEO - Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
2016 Jon P. Newsome
JON P. NEWSOME (2016)
Sammons Financial Group
Judith A. Brannon - 2006
JUDITH A. BRANNON (2006)
Retired Vice President - GuideOne Insurance
Kent M. Forney - 2006
KENT M. FORNEY (2006)
Attorney, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave
Kirk M. Hayes - 2004
KIRK M. HAYES (2004)
Retired President - Pharmacists Mutual Ins. Co.
2018 Larry Jansen
LARRY JANSEN (2018)
Retired President of Grinnell Mutual
Larry L. Vander Tuig - 2002
LARRY L. VANDER TUIG (2002)
Executive Director - Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa
Larry M. Rister - 2005
LARRY M. RISTER (2005)
Retired Executive Vice-President - NCMIC Group
2016 Larry Reelitz
LARRY REELITZ (2016)
Principal Financial Group
2018 Larry Zimpleman
LARRY ZIMPLEMAN (2018)
Retired Chairman and CEO of Principal Financial Group
Laura P. Sullivan - 2005
LAURA P. SULLIVAN (2005)
Retired Vice President - State Farm Cos
Lawrence G. Keeney - 2002
LAWRENCE G. KEENEY (2002)
President - Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Lawrence Matthews - 2009
LAWRENCE MATTHEWS (2009)
Retired Independent Agent
LOREN COPPOCK (2014)
Founding Principal - True North Insurance and Financial Strategies
Loren L. Fligg - 2001
LOREN L. FLIGG (2001)
CEO - CGU Hawkeye-Security Insurance
Louis D. Burkhalter, Jr. - 2005
LOUIS D. BURKHALTER, JR. (2005)
Retired Independent Agent - Cedar Rapids
LUTHER L. HILL, JR. (2012)
Attorney - Des Moines Iowa
Margaret A. Ball - 2002
MARGARET A. BALL (2002)
Senior Vice President - EMC Insurance Companies
Mary J. Lichty - 2001
MARY J. LICHTY (2001)
Underwriter - National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford
Max L. Holmes - 2009
MAX L. HOLMES (2009)
Deceased Chair - Holmes Murphy
MERLE BUD ROSS (2013)
Retired Independent Agent Ross - English and Associates Inc.
PAT KNUEVEN (2014)
Agent
Paul E. Brown - 2001
PAUL E. BROWN (2001)
Vice President & Counsel - Principal Financial Group
Paul Sieidenburg - 2007
PAUL SIEDENBURG (2007)
Retired Vice President of Marketing - Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
R. W. "Mickey" Forshay - 2008
R. W. “MICKEY” FORSHAY (2008)
Insurance agency owner and past national president of IIAB
RANDALL K. DRUVENGA (2021)
President and CEO of First Maxfield Mutual Insurance Association of Denver
RICHARD C. KEITH (2013)
President - CEO and Chairman of the Board The IMT Group
Richard Olson - 1999
RICHARD OLSON (1999)
Manager - Principal Mutual Des Moines Agency
RICHARD P. FRIEDMAN (2015)
Friedman Group Inc.
Robb B. Kelley - 1997
ROBB B. KELLEY (1997)
Retired Chairman and CEO of EMC Insurance Companies
Bob Dee - 2010
ROBERT A. DEE (2010)
Former Chairman/CEO - Holmes Murphy and Associates
Robert E. Fulwider - 2003
ROBERT E. FULWIDER (2003)
Principal - Wuestenberg-Fulwider Agency West Liberty Iowa
2019 Robert Engelman
ROBERT ENGELMANN (2019)
President of Continental Western Insurance Company
Robert N. Houser - 2003
ROBERT N. HOUSER (2003)
Retired Chairman - Principal Financial Group
Robert Verhille - 2007
ROBERT VERHILLE (2007)
General Agent Emeritus - Kansas City Life
Roger K. Brooks - 1997
ROGER K. BROOKS (1997)
President and CEO of Amerus Group of Des Moines
ROSEMARY PARSON (2021)
Senior Vice President of Administration and Community Relations - EquiTrust Life Insurance Company
Bob Dee - 2010
RUSSELL D DENT(2004)
Retired Vice-President - Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company
RUSSELL T. SPORER (2012)
Independent Agent - Ottumwa Iowa
Stanley J. Reynolds - 2011
STANLEY J. REYNOLDS (2011)
President and CEO of Reynolds & Reynolds
2018 Steve Harms
STEVEN C. HARMS (2018)
Retired President and Chairman of the Board of Rain and Hail LLC | Rain and Hall Insurance Services Inc | Agri General Insurance Company
SUSAN E. HAACK (2013)
Senior Vice-President Motorists Insurance Group
SUSAN E. VOSS (2013)
Former Iowa Insurance Commissioner
THEODORE D. LUSSEM (2000)
President - Brooks-Lussem Insurance Inc.
Therese M. Vaughan - 2003
THERESE M. VAUGHAN (2003)
Iowa Insurance Commissioner - 1994 to 2005
2019 Thomas C. Farr
THOMAS C. FARR (2019)
Retired General Counsel - Preferred Risk (GuideOne Insurance)
Thomas L. Petsche - 2011
THOMAS L. PETSCHE (2011)
President of Brokerage Solutions Inc.
Thomas R. Gibson - 2000
THOMAS R. GIBSON (2000)
CEO Farm Bureau Financial Services
Vern Sodawasser - 2011
VERN SODAWASSER (2011)
Assistant Agency Manager - Principal Financial Group
Vinton Nutt - 1999
VINTON NUTT (1999)
President and CEO - Continental Western Life Insurance Company
W. A. Rutledge - 1997
W. A. RUTLEDGE (1997)
President of Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company
W. HAROLD PETERSEN (2015)
Founder and Chairperson - Petersen International Underwriters
2019 W. Kim Austen
W. KIM AUSTEN (2019)
Retired President and Chief Operating Officer at Nationwide
Watson Powell, Jr. - 1998
WATSON POWELL, JR. (1998)
Chairman Emeritus of American Republic Insurance Company
WENDY WAUGAMAN (2014)
CEO and President American Equity Investment Life Holding Company
Willard D. Classen - 2008
WILLARD D. CLASSEN (2008)
Retired founder of Rain and Hail Insurance Service
William E. Timmons - 1998
WILLIAM E. TIMMONS (1998)
Iowa Insurance Commissioner from 1956 to 1967
Bill Ambrisco - 2010
WILLIAM J. AMBRISCO (2010)
Retired Independent Agent - Welt Ambrisco Insurance Agency
William Koch - 2010
WILLIAM KOCH (2010)
Deceased former Chairman - National Travelers Life
William N. Plymat - 1997
WILLIAM N. PLYMAT (1997)
Founder of Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance Company
William VanOrsdel - 2008
WILLIAM VAN ORSDEL (2008)
Co-founded Kirke-Van Orsdel